New law to control Baragu sale approved

The cabinet yesterday approved a proposed amendment to laws on smoking which now will cover 'Shisha' or Baragu and electric cigarettes.

The new legislation will forbid the sale and advertising � direct or indirect; of all these products.

The proposed amendment is a merger of the 1992 Smoking Act and the Non-Smokers Protection Act and critically will now take into consideration other forms of smoking such as Baragu (Shisha) and electric cigarettes as well.

Also, no form of advertising for these products will now be allowed and importantly has increased the permissible smoking age from 18 to 20 years of age.

Sub-categories of the new legislation also place restrictions on the sale or advertising of smoking products on the social media as well as forbidding the portion or 'part sale' of cigarettes.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)